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Loose Organic Tea in Santa Clara co. / Sunnyvale area?

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vprasad Oct 3, 2007 12:05 AM

Anybody know where I can find loose organic tea (available in bulk?) in Santa Clara county, preferrably the Sunnyvale area?

Thanks in Advance

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    sairuh Oct 4, 2007 09:39 AM

    I remembered another tea merchant, Mountain View Tea Village in downtown Mountain View.

    http://www.mvteavillage.com/teas.html

    I've been there once or twice, and the lady who helped me (perhaps one of the owners?) was friendly and well-versed in teas. I had gotten some fantastic pu-erh and pearl orchid. Most of the teas were from China and Taiwan, iirc; not sure how many organics they carry.

    1. Xiao Yang Oct 3, 2007 08:34 AM

      It might be helpful to know what kind of tea you are interested in. I know places that have organic China greens, and don't even deal in Darjeelings, for example.

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        vprasad Oct 3, 2007 06:01 PM

        I'm looking for a type called "Green Tea with Toasted Rice"

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          Xiao Yang Oct 3, 2007 08:03 PM

          Is there a TenRen down there? They claim to have an organic Genmaicha.

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            smksf Oct 3, 2007 11:25 PM

            I saw a TenRen in Cupertino at Homestead & Wolfe (where Ranch 99 is).

            Sairuh mentioned Upton Tea; that's one of my favorite places to order tea online.

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        sairuh Oct 3, 2007 08:12 AM

        There's Tea Time in downtown Palo Alto. I haven't been there for 1-2 years, but in the past they were quite knowledgeable tea merchants.

        http://www.tea-time.com/

        One of the big reasons I rarely go there these days is because of Upton Tea Imports, which sells bulk loose leaf tea online --with several organic choices as well.

        http://uptontea.com/

        However, I'm still interested to hear about other bay area tea merchants, especially any who are in the south bay.

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